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War and peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
Publisher: London Vintage, [2017] ©2007
Series: Vintage classics., Russian series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife's death in childbirth, Tolstoy conjures a broad panorama of rich, messy, beautiful and debased human life. We follow the fates of open-hearted, impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his melancholy friend Prince Andrei and the enchanting Natasha Rostov, as history and fiction are combined in one of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
ISBN: 9781784871949 178487194X
OCLC Number: 981746050
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Notes: First published: 2007.
Description: xx, 1273 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Vintage classics., Russian series.
Other Titles: Voina i mir.
Responsibility: Leo Tolstoy ; translated, annotated and introduced by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

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From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife's death in childbirth, the author conjures a broad panorama of rich,  Read more...

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